DRIFTWOOD – the musical

Driftwood, the memoir of Duldig Studio’s founder, Eva de Jong-Duldig has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie. It features original Music and Arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with Lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie, and an all-Jewish cast directed by acclaimed, indigenous theatre-maker Wesley Enoch AM.

Driftwood – The Musical tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig. We follow their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne. A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love. Join us at:



  • 13 May 2022 – 14 May 2022 at the Alexander Theatre at The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, Monash University
  • 18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022 at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne

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